— The President on Monday touted his stimulus package, calling it “the best plan for jobs, growth and opportunity” for a generation.
The President said that, as a result of the legislation, jobs and growth will “recover in a big way.”
The president also said that the legislation will create millions of jobs.
The bill, he said, will create “more than 200 million new jobs.”
“We’re not going to take any credit for this,” he said.
“But we’re going to get the job done,” he continued.
President Biden is flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (R) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) as they unveil the President’s economic stimulus package during a news conference at the White House on May 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.
At the White Stacks, Biden was greeted with a standing ovation.
Biden thanked the thousands of people who signed up to be part of the signing ceremony, which was held at the Capitol on May 20.
Biden then made a reference to President Barack Obama’s economic legacy.
He said that if the President could have been there when he was working, the stimulus bill would not be in place.
Obama signed the stimulus package into law in late May.
In announcing the legislation in May, Biden said that “the stimulus package is a national emergency relief bill designed to help people in need, including many who have struggled to find work or haven’t had enough to eat.
It is designed to create millions more good-paying jobs, increase spending on education and infrastructure and expand opportunities for middle-class families to get ahead and be successful.”
BIDEN ON OBAMA: ‘I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THE COLLAPSE’ Bidens speech was an upbeat one that focused on the president’s agenda and the economic recovery.
It focused on efforts to increase spending, tackle inequality, expand opportunity and increase wages, Biden told reporters.
However, Biden made clear that he will not take the credit for the legislation.
‘WE HAVE A TRICKLE IN OUR BODY’ “It is not my fault, Mr. President, that this legislation was enacted in the midst of a recession,” Biden said.
“This was a recession that was deep and that was tough, and we have a trickle in our body.
I’m not going take the blame.
I don’t want to be blamed.”
He continued: I believe that if we have been so successful in our economy, we could have done more.
As he delivered his speech, Biden took a moment to thank the people who were participating in the signing ceremonies.
We have a lot of work to do, Biden added.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Obama delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Biden at the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 2011.
President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Biden shake hands during a press conference at White House in Washington D.C. on April 3, 2011, in Washington.
During a press briefing in the White Houses press briefing room, Biden described the President as the most-watched American politician since Bill Clinton.
On Sunday, Biden criticized Republicans for not taking more responsibility for the recession and for blaming him for the economic crisis.
“[T]he reality is, we’ve been in a recession since 2007 and I’m not the person who’s to blame for that,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
“The problem is we’ve had a Republican Congress for more than a decade.
We’ve had Republican governors for more.
We have Republicans in Congress who’ve been very hostile to jobs, to the economy and to the middle class, to a lot that I think has happened.”
‘BIDENS STRIKE TO BUILD THE HOUSE’ During the news conference, Biden touted the economic stimulus that he’s signed into law.
“”We have some big plans to help Americans and to grow the economy,” Biden added, according to ABC News.
After the news release, Biden thanked those who had signed up for the signing of the stimulus plan.
For those who did not sign up, Biden encouraged them to sign up again.
According to the president, more than 200,000 people signed up during the signing.
There are more than 1.8 million unemployed Americans and 4 million people who have lost their jobs because of the recession, the president said.
‘THE COLLAPSED HOUSE IS THE KEY TO A GLOBAL SURGE’ “Our economy has fallen behind.
We are in the throes of a devastating recession,” the president told reporters on Monday.
While the economy has improved since the stimulus legislation passed, the administration has struggled to deliver on some